My build progress

Man… it’s time. This is an intervention. You gotta put down the soldering iron and lay down a track. I want to hear what you can do with all of those bits working in harmony!!!

What kind of music do you like? Are you a French house guy, German Dub Techno, or UK Dubstep? I’d love to hear a 140 dub stepper made on that thing!

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Here’s a playlist:

(via @Dud’s many posts in the music share thread)

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Thank you @fredrik , yes with my modular there is this playlist which starts without an external controller and which evolves with the cases which are added. But I didn’t know anything about modular 3 years ago.

I was doing a little electro with a friend ( Lobotomix : http://lobotomix.blogg.org/ and there were also videos in this forum ) but no knowledge of the style. Since then I have been interested and analyzing patch …
Guitarist at the base, I really like a lot of different music, punk, blues, metal, reggea, dub, traditional … but I don’t really listen to electro.

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I had an idea for a module and I prototyped it in VCV Rack. It’s a gravity-simulating portamento/glide, so the glide will overshoot the target and then oscillate around the target note until it stabilizes, like an asteroid orbiting a planet.

The effect is actually pretty cool, but I need to fine tune the knobs, it’s way too sensitive.

I was hoping to make this available as an module-app for my “Kosmoduino” project, but that project is on hold for now as I’ve had too many KiCad-induced rage quits.

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This sounds really really nice ! Have I ever asked you about the schematic for the VCA? I also need some that close properly and that are not built with unusual ICs.

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Click through to youtube and click the link there and you end up at

which tells me it’s Niklas Rönnberg’s version of the ASM-1 VCA that uses the obsolete CA3080, so you could probably use half an LM13700, or get the Rochester version (I think Thonk has it), or the Alfa AS3080.

EDIT 1: LM13700 is perhaps not a great option here, since the circuit manipulates the 3080 supply voltage. You’d have to tweak the Iabc source a bit. EDIT 3: See here.

EDIT 2: Earlier thread about this VCA: Simple but good dual vca, which also discusses 3080 sources.

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I took the day off, so while everyone’s out of the house I scuttled down to my secret underground laboratory to work on my VCF:

Cheers,

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Here’s the VCA I made:

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Cool, is this an original design?

I’d like to try the Mauritz Klein version, but I guess I need to shell out for the Patreon because I haven’t found the diagram yet.

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Not yet!

The filter core is similar to this one that you posted:

I looked at the matched pair transistors they use on the x0x box and am using some of them for the exp conv for the cutoff and the current sink - might see if I can use them for the diodes in the filter stages too. That way it may be possible to have a diode ladder and a transistor ladder on the same PCB?

http://timstinchcombe.co.uk/synth/Moog_ladder_tf.pdf is a good resource too.

Once I manage to get a voltage controlled resonance circuit going I’ve got some ideas to try out - feedback some of the original input to counter any bass loss, and see if I can do some analog maths and derive a HP from it.

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Today : Quantizer day :slight_smile:

Pic and video here

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like usual that sounds great !

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It’s on my to do list too! I beleive Moritz shared the final schematic of the diode VCF in the latest video, look in the description.

The schematic

and a stripboard layout

soon i think a version with Hi or Band pass add :slight_smile:

EDIT :

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Finally managed to finish my take on the tuner vco. There’s a few little differences, the ref voltage can be sent to other units in a chain (untested)

It’s only 75 wide to save space.

The front had the locating peg for the rotary switch

Not turned out too bad

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And the safety, not sure it’s doing what it’s supposed to but all the controls do something.

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Resonance on the VCF looks like it kinda works:

Need to work on the Fc and RES CV ranges/response.
It does self oscillate - but it’s very quiet - need to see what I can do about that.
Then - need to see if I can mix in some of the original signal to try and beat that volume loss when cranking on the resonance.

Cheers

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As long as it sounds awesome, why would you care? :stuck_out_tongue:

I just finished with the latest shipment from our man, Sam.

The store descriptions on these needs to be updated, because there’s an entire drum kit hiding in the Bounce Bounce and the Safety Valve. They are both really great sound sources.

I’m thinking about slapping a vac pack on the gain knobs on these Safety Valves. I love the sound they make when you max the volume knob and sweep the gain.

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A triple passive vactrol VCA (maybe more a LPG)

And a patch with it

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